George Eliot (the English novelist) once wrote, “I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.” Hmmm, dare we take this literally when relating it to the superfluous availability of music nowadays? It seems everywhere you look in recent years, there are countless amounts of digital services popping up that allow you to seek and release new music. Spotify, a popular music provider, states that with their service, “there are no limits to the amount of music you can listen to. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.” Eek! Sounds a bit overwhelming. So, are our eardrums just about ready to combust in music overload?
Create an iMix
An iMix is a playlist that you’ve chosen to publish and make avail- able to others in the iTunes Music Store. To get your music to surface and be discovered more, cre- ate an iMix (or many many iMixes) with a few of your own songs (say three or so) and other songs (we suggest 9 or so) by more popular artists in the same genre. These iMixes will surface at the other artist’s album iTunes pages as well your own, allowing a fan of the other band to discover you.
Jeff Price, TuneCore Founder, CEO, and Camera Man, just returned from the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo where he ran into a lot of songwriters, musicians, and adamant TuneCore Artists. Watch some of these TuneCore testimonials from Artists speaking with Jeff.
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This week’s COREnered takes you to the land of penetrating, head-bopping hip-hop instrumentals with Tunecore artist Cosmonaut Seven, who released an album earlier this year entitled “The Beatmaker Rhyme Formulator.” Take a look at what Cos had to say about some of the forces behind his music.
Marta Mielicki is a member of the TuneCore Artist Support Team.
To make it in the music business, you’ve got to be versatile. Nobody embodies this quality better than Mark Isham. He plays the trumpet, piano, violin and sax. He can program a synthesizer. He has studied classical music, played in rock and roll bands and performed in jazz clubs. In addition to Grammy winning solo work, he has also recorded with artists as diverse as Ziggy Marley, Bruce Springsteen and XTC. He has written music for children’s storybook CDs and soundtracks for psychological thrillers. He received an Academy award nomination for Best Score for his work on A River Runs Through It. Some of his other soundtracks include Crash, October Sky, The Black Dahlia and Save The Last Dance. Mark will be speaking at the ASCAP EXPO which will take place April 22nd – 24th in Los Angeles.
Even with his fingers in so many pies, Mark agreed to answer some questions for the TuneCore Newsletter.
TuneCore: With this amazing list of accomplishments, is there anything you can’t do?
Mark Isham: Well, there’s a number of things I can’t do…I can’t rappel off the sheer face of a cliff, and the last time I checked I can’t run a 4.3 second 40-yard dash!